Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Your Adventure Starts Here!

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest offers a wide range of recreational activities, including hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, camping, boating, fishing, sightseeing, downhill skiing, and snowmobiling.

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Mount Shasta Avalanche Center

The Mt Shasta Avalanche Center functions as a partnership between the US Forest Service and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization known as Friends of the Mt Shasta Avalanche Center. These entities have partnered through a formal agreement to provide a quality product for the public and affected agencies, typically providing reports between December and April.

Please utilize this resource ( to inform yourself of conditions and to support you in making the most informed decision as you plan your outdoor activities.


Know before you go!  Please take the time to know the Project Activity Level or Sale Activity Level. Go here for the most current status.

Popular Recreation Activities

HikingCampingClimbingMotorized boatingOHV Riding and CampingFishingHunting

Visit our recreation page to learn more about recreation opportunities across our forest!

Condition Report for Campgrounds, Trails, and Closure Information 

Mt Shasta - Recreation Report

Shasta Lake - Recreation Report

McCloud - Recreation Report

Trinity River Management Unit - Recreation Report

Hayfork and Yolla Bolla - Recreation Report



Prescribed burns planned

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest plans to initiate prescribed fire operations this fall and over the winter, as weather patterns shift to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions. 

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Status of Recreation Areas/Trails Impacted by natural events

View of Shasta Mountain

Wildfires and other natural events, over the last two summers, have impacted recreation sites and trails, and some may be closed for safety and/or restoration work.  

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